Monsoon (MonsoonSowing of Kharif crops starts accelerating with the onset of This time the farmers had prepared well amidst the forecast of normal monsoon. However, even after arriving on time, it has not rained enough so far. Because of this the progress in sowing is slow. Agricultural experts say that with the increasing monsoon, sowing will accelerate and the Kharif crops (Kharif Crops) The next two weeks are going to be very important. Kharif season (Kharif SeasonFarmers mainly cultivate paddy, soybean, cotton and pulses crops on a large scale.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said in its forecast that the monsoon is progressing at a normal pace and will cover the entire country by the first week of July. Due to Western Disturbance and moist Puruwa winds, a rainy season will start from June 27. During this, there will be good rains in most parts of the country. After this the sowing of Kharif crops will get momentum.
Soybean production will increase this time
Talking about the current situation, Malwa in Madhya Pradesh and some districts of Maharashtra have not received enough rain for sowing soybean, while in Gujarat farmers are sowing cotton in the hope of good returns. Intermittent pre-monsoon rains in Haryana have helped farmers sow paddy. In West Bengal too, there is a rapid increase in the planting of paddy.
Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) Executive Director DN Pathak said in a conversation with Economic Times that the monsoon has been good so far for the sowing of soybean crop. However, sowing has been affected due to less rainfall in the Malwa region. He said that we still have time till the first week of July. If there is good rain for the next two weeks, then the sowing work in the area will be completed.
There will be maximum increase in the area of cotton
According to government data, till June 10, Kharif has been sown in 79.62 lakh hectares. According to the first advance estimates of the Ministry of Agriculture, India produced 127.20 lakh tonnes of soybean in the last season. This time it is expected to increase further. The biggest emphasis of the farmers is on the cultivation of cotton. This time the area under cotton is expected to increase substantially. This time the farmers are excited about cotton cultivation due to the record rate.
The farmers of Haryana and Punjab have got some relief from the pre-monsoon rains. The work of transplanting Basmati paddy is going on fast here. The dependence on tube wells has come down due to good rains of one or two rounds. On the other hand, in the areas of West Bengal which have received sufficient rains in the last two-three days, the transplanting of non-basmati paddy is in full swing. West Bengal is the largest producer of non-basmati paddy. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh also, the work of transplanting paddy will be at its peak in the coming days.
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